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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    Isn't that why the internet was invented and has been used in this manner since the 70's?



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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    Isn't that why the internet was invented and has been used in this manner since the 70's?
    The internet was invented by the USA military to successfully fight a nuclear war.

    The military designed the internet to be redundant in the event of a first strike by the Soviet Union, so that the USA would be able to strike back.

    And it worked. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) prevented nuclear war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The internet was invented by the USA military to successfully fight a nuclear war.

    The military designed the internet to be redundant in the event of a first strike by the Soviet Union, so that the USA would be able to strike back.

    And it worked. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) prevented nuclear war.
    I'm sure they were inventing redundant networks for this purpose but I don't see how connecting UCLA to Stanford which is what basically turned into the internet would help with any kind of nuclear war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprinkles View Post
    I'm sure they were inventing redundant networks for this purpose but I don't see how connecting UCLA to Stanford which is what basically turned into the internet would help with any kind of nuclear war.
    Sure, first the military invented the internet to create multiple redundant command and control pathways in the event of a first strike by the Soviet Union.

    And then the scientists saw how useful this would be to communicate across the scientific world.

    And then business saw how useful the internet would be to communicate across the globe.

    And here we are, sprinkles, you and I, communicating across the globe, thanks to the USA military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Sure, first the military invented the internet to create multiple redundant command and control pathways in the event of a first strike by the Soviet Union.

    And then the scientists saw how useful this would be to communicate across the scientific world.

    And then business saw how useful the internet would be to communicate across the globe.

    And here we are, sprinkles, you and I, communicating across the globe, thanks to the USA military.
    They created it because powerful digital research computers were few and far between and they wanted a way to access them without having to go to its location. This has the convenient side effect of being a redundant network, but that wasn't the initial purpose.

    This was for military research purposes. Yes it very much was. It was not for military command purposes, though. It was a way to access computers, not protect the network or send launch commands or anything like that.

    Maybe they had intended to use it for that one day, I don't know, but this would not have been a sufficient network to accomplish that. So they made MILnet in 1983.

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    A combination of histrionic and narcissistic tendencies..

    I sense a little bit of oneupmanship, like having one's life played out on a movie reel broadcasted for a few minutes worth of meaningless fame.

    Really, this kind of behavior perpetuates false intimacy and further alienates people from making true connections IRL, and takes away from the essence of human contact through an impersonal medium behind a computer screen. They call it cyber-reality for a reason (the desire to connect, to delude oneself into grandiosity, to create fantasies which may or may not be real).

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    What makes people "super-expose" their lives on social networks?

    It is a form of social therapy.

    At first therapy, such as psycho-analysis, was for the wealthy elite but the internet makes therapy available to all.

    Of course we imitiate the wealthy elite when and where we can, and now we imitiate them with the therapeutic society.

    In fact the social media socialise therapy. We are now all therapy socialists. The Revolution we have discovered will not be on TV, but the Revolution is being held on the internet.

    And interestingly the Revolution is not National Socialism but International Socialism in the global village.

    So comrades, let us all join hands and listen to the stories of the everyday pain, suffering and joy each one of us has to tell.

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